Here in this easy-to-use handbook, the author, Robert DiGregorio, takes all the mystery and guesswork out of grading tuna. Learn how to knowledgeably discern the differences between a Grade 1 and Grade 2+ tuna while also gaining expert insight on how to judge fat content, color, and freshness. This practical publication will also act as a guide to the most commonly seen diseases and defects in tuna, allowing buyers to be aware of all the maladies that can affect the quality of the fish they are buying.
With the inclusion of stock assessments, national and international regulations, tuna farming, statistics on supply, production, consumption and much more, this book will serve as a guide no tuna buyer should be without. Mr. DiGregorio has been in the fish business since 1972. He has bought and sold millions of pounds of fish at the Fulton Fish Market and has specialized in buying, cutting and selling tuna since 1985.
Features for the 2nd Edition Include:
- How to evaluate & grade a variety of species of fresh tuna
- Identify various diseases that affect fresh tuna
- HAACP guidelines with form
- Regulatory agencies guidelines
- Mercury information and the health benefits of tuna
- Stock assessment of tuna species by oceans
- Global production of major tuna species
- U.S. tuna production, exports & imports
- Tuna fishing techniques
- Tuna aquaculture
- Glossary of pertinent tuna terms and regulatory agencies
*Laminated grading comparison card included!*